Trump to visit Wilmington Wednesday

Published 9:48 pm Sunday, August 30, 2020

WILMINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will visit Wilmington Wednesday to declare it a World War II “Heritage City.”

News outlets report that the visit is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of the war.

Legislation enacted last year requires the Secretary of the Interior to declare at least one city a year to be a World War II Heritage City. Wilmington would be the first.

Wilmington has been home to the Battleship North Carolina since 1962. The ship was active in the Pacific theater during World War II and is now a floating museum.

North Carolina is also a battleground state in the November presidential election.